| Mar 2, 2011
Oysters are like wine, tea and cigars — they taste of where they came from. Only five oyster species are cultivated commercially in North America, but they are identified and sold under hundreds of names, mostly geographic, to denote that special...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 3:45 PM
Four years ago, six Democrats were vying for their party's presidential nomination. Back then, the pundits griped there was very little light between the candidates. Not surprisingly, that's virtually the same thing I have been hearing since the...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 6:33 PM
Backstory: My parents reluctantly left me at home while they went to a relative’s funeral in Ohio because I was after all, 13, and mostly because I had a major test at school that day. They gave me a list of chores to get finished before they came...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 2:49 PM
| Aug 2, 2011
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| Aug 4, 2011
The sign in Café Glacé's all-glass storefront says "Persian pizza." Now, if you were a canny Los Angeles food explorer, you'd probably suspect that this was an awkward translation of some traditional Persian dish. Maybe, you'd think, you will discover...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 11:15 AM
Frankly Yours - a Schuamburg High School lunch institution. Nearly every day, I'd walk up to the counter with two bucks.
"Dog and fries - KETCHUP ONLY."
That's right. Not only would I order ketchup on a hot dog, I'd order NOTHING BUT KETCHUP. What did I...
| Aug 5, 2011
Total time: 1½ hours plus cooling times
Servings: This makes about 2 quarts ketchup
Note: This recipe requires the use of a kitchen scale.
4 pounds yellow peaches
1 pound peeled and cored pineapple, about ¾ of 1 standard (3¾...
| Aug 11, 2011
Umami Burger, the California burger chain with a modern spin and cross-cultural vibe, has struck a chord with Angelenos and now has the potential to join McDonald's, Fatburger, In-N-Out and Tommy's Hamburgers as one of California's best-known exports....
| Jul 13, 2011
| 9:45 AM
In 1985, my parents piled my brother and me in the family truck and drove us from our northwest suburban home to Yellowstone National Park.
We wove a leisurely path past Nebraska's prairies, South Dakota's Badlands, Wyoming's hot springs. The scenery was...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 3:49 PM
Huntington Beach just landed a new gourmet coffeehouse, Adams Avenue Coffee, which is proudly serving custom-roasted Kéan Coffee along with tasty treats such as the legendary Adams Avenue Donuts and pastries.
Owner Gretchen Bock worked for Diedrich...
| Mar 9, 2011
We are a nation that loves to be entertained, with a little something to munch on the side.
Popcorn, Junior Mints, Raisinets and the movies. Hot dogs, cheesy nachos and baseball. Cold pizza, Red Bull and YouTube.
And television? There are hundreds of...